2018 Major and Minor All Stars
Hello VGS Families,
So far, outside of constantly fighting the weather, the Rec Season has been great. The girls seem to be enjoying themselves and learning a lot as we go. As we start to get closer to the middle of rec season, we need to start looking at our All-Star teams and schedule. The All-Star tournament season will consist of 5-6 tournaments that we are focusing on for minors and majors. Travel softball will impact the major tournament season some but currently the tournaments we are planning towards are below. I am currently working with each league as we go.
The first five are the primary tournaments we want to participate in:
• 6/14-6/17 Owego
• 6/21-6/24 Union Endicott
• 6/28-7/1 Vestal
• 7/5-7/8 Johnson City
• 7/12-7/15 Maine Endwell
• 7/19-7/22 Binghamton East
For selected members, there will be a $50 All-Star Registration fee this year to help VGS offset the costs of the tournament fees. The uniforms will be the same as last year’s and the coaches will have ordering information and cost for new players as soon as the teams are formed.
The All-Star season is the non-rec portion of our season. This means that teams are based off of skill, availability and number of teams (A,B). The requirements are that the player is available for the majority if not all the tournaments. Selection will be done by an All-Star committee using coach’s evaluations, winter workouts, practices, rec-season games and potentially a tryout if we feel further evaluation is required for specific kids. The criteria will be around softball skills, attitude, availability and comprehension of the game consistent with level of play required for All-Stars.
Please notify your coaches by the end of this week if your child is interested in playing and identify any potential tournaments your child may miss. All-Star player selection will begin starting next week with teams being finalized so practices can begin sometime prior to the end of May.
If you have any questions, please reach out to myself or your team coaches